Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Back home in India, we attribute every walk of life with a deity. Hinduism, more than a religion is a way of life. This picture is of Meera Mandir at the Chittorgar Fort off Udaipur, Rajasthan, and depicts a peaceful home, one where God resides.

Meerabai was married off in her childhood to Prince Bhoj Raj, the eldest son of Rana Kumbha and became the bahu (daughter in law) of the Rajasthani Rajputs. Her husband died in battle at a young age, leaving behind a 13-year old widow who was an avid lover or Lord Krishna.

Legend has it that the king’s brother Vikramaditya tried to poison her because he was jealous of her popularity. Fed up of protecting her life, she set off on foot with her beloved Lord Krishna and was never heard of again. This temple celebrates her undying affection and one sided and unquestioned love, regarded as the greatest form of the emotion in our customs.  Inset is the idol of Lord Krishna and Meera bai as seen inside the temple premises.


6 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Home”

  1. Thanks for the history lesson attached to the photo!

    • You’re welcome Marge,

      Its great to have local guides, you can feel the pride when they narrate the stories of the past. Awesome way to learn too!

  2. Lovely photo with a story

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